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War Report on the Road - Live from Buffalo NY - High School Teenager Takes on Billionaire Neoliberals in BOE Election Race

Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. as he reports live from Buffalo NY. Joining Dr. Miller this week will be high school student Austin Harig and parent Jen Mecozzi. Both are running for seats on the Buffalo School Board. Both are taking on the giants of school reform and neoliberal privatization. This school board race is turning out to be a true David vs. Goliath battle.

Austin Harig, a senior at Hutchinson-Central Technical High School, wants to challenge incumbent Carl P. Paladino for the Park District seat. Harig was motivated to run because of the disharmony among School Board members.
“It seems like a lot of students and teachers are getting screwed by the system … and hurt by all the fighting on the School Board,” Harig said. “And nobody was really challenging (the reformers). Somebody needs to speak up.”

Jen Mecozzi is running on the platform that she will bring positive changes to public schools, including: -fully funded and strong public schools; -better communication with parents and the community about what’s happening in our schools; -smaller class sizes; -healthy school lunches; and -better resources and programs for English as a Second Language, as well as other underserved.

Here is Austin's Facebook page -
See Austin in a news interview -

Please listen as Dr. Miller interviews these two warriers for public education and learn how to take back your own local boards of education.
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